Amy Alessio

Amy Alessio LibrarianAmy Alessio has enjoyed the advice of teens in programs for over seventeen years in her work as an award-winning librarian at the Schaumburg Twp. Library in Illinois. She reviews teen mysteries for and Crimespree Magazine as well as adult mysteries and romances for Booklist. She wrote Mind Bending Mysterious Services for Teens (ALA Editions, 2013) and co-authored A Year of Programs for Teens 2 with Kim Patton. She is the 2013 Illinois Library Association Young Adult Librarian Award Winner and the Northern Illinois RWA 2013 Librarian of the Year. Information on her blog and presentations on vintage crafts and cookbooks as well as readers advisory topics can be found at

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